Dreyfus/Dreifus GenealogyThis page contains pointers to information for
anyone researching the name Dreifus or its various spellings such as Dreifus,
Dreifuss, Dreyfus, Dreyfuss, Dryfus, and Dryfuss.
At a superficial glance, there appear to be two patterns: Dreyfus families
from Altdorf, Germany, and those from the western areas: France and Marienthal,
For comments, additions, corrections: Bill Firestone, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- History of the Name Dreifus
- Peter Dreifuss Web page gives a history of the name
- Dr. Henri-Claude Mars
- Has been researching Dreifus, among others, for many years and has an
extensive collection of information. He is at:
Dr. Henri-Claude Mars
- Werner Marx
- was born in Marienthal, Germany, and has researched his Dreifus connection
extensively. Email: email@example.com Werner
and Bill Firestone (see elsewhere on this page) are third cousins, twice
- Jewish Genealogical
- Visit to do an up-to-the-minute search of people researching Dreifus.
Finkel's Genealogy Web page
- Contact Raphael
Finkel. Also, Here is a
message from Raphael.
Firestone's Dreifus Genealogy (Acrobat document about 8.5K)
- primarily from Marienthal, Germany. (Download the Acrobat reader
for your platform.)
Bill also has a Dreifus connection related to Jane Dreifus Smith. Bill's
second cousin, three times removed was Addie Bledenthal (corrupted spelling of
Bluthenthal), who married Solomon Dreifus of Philadelphia in 1896. Bill and
Jane are fourth cousins.
- Rosanne Leeson
- ...is a Dreifus. Here is a
message from her about her Dreifus history. Email: Leeson1@attglobal.net
- French Sources for Jewish Genealogy
- Cercle de Généalogie Juive
- Jewishgen Info
File (part of the JewishGen
InfoFiles) includes a list of Dreifus researchers compiled by Micheline
Guttmann of Paris. Be sure to visit this page, as it includes researchers not
listed on this page.
- Eva Joy Lamm-Ruben
- is researching Dreifus. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Jane Dreifus Smith
- is researching Dreifus from Philadelphia. E-mail: email@example.com
- Leonard Dreifuss
- is an exceptional piece of work, focused on the Dreifuss' from Altdorf.
Here's an excerpt:
Abraham Dreyfuss, was a Viehmakler (horse dealer) who was born
in 1747 and died January 24, 1821. Abraham was born and died in Altdorf
(Baden) Germany and is buried in nearby Schmieheim.
- Celebration of 1200 Years Anniversary in 1998 Endingen/Unterendingen,
Canton Aargau, Switzerland
- The town of Endingen/Unterendingen is celebrating its 1,200th birthday.
The Web page about
this mentions Ruth Dreifuss, Swiss Minister of Internal Affairs. Here are some
excerpts from their page:
...The christian surnames (Familynames) from citizens of
Endingen (originally Oberendingen) are Bchli, Blum, Hediger, Keller, Meier
(Meyer), Mathis, Schmid, Spuler, Steigmeier, Weibel, Werder, the Jewish Family names within the village are Bollag,
Bloch, Braunschweig, Dreifus (Dreifuss),
Guggenheim, Kohn (Cohn, Cohen), Moos, Picard (Pikard) Pollak (Pollack),
Wyler. The registered citizens of Unterendingen bear the Family names of
Hauenstein (Howenstein), Kunz and Senn. A Common Familiyname in Endingen
also is Hug (Haug)....
...The name of the villages Ober-Endingen and Unter-Endingen,
located in Northern Switzerland, can be traced back to the year 798 in
historical documents. 1200 years of history certainly justify the
organisation of a special festivity, which has been fixed in 1998 for June
18th. to 28th. Saturday, June 27, is a day particularly devoted to former
citicians no longer living in the village. All such emigrants from Endingen
will be welcomed and invited to take part at the next years ceremonies....
The ten day jubilee festival shall close with an appropriate
celebration. Ruth Dreifuss (Swiss Minister of internal affairs), whos family
commitments originate from Endingen, shall attend the federal celebration
day on august 1st. Therefore the three villages Endingen, Unterendingen and
Lengnau are planning a common act of celebration.
with federal council Ruth Dreifuss
Rudolf W. Meier Vordere Hoehenstrasse 33 CH-5430 Wettingen, Switzerland Tel
0041-56-426 44 34 e-mail adress: mailtl:firstname.lastname@example.org .
- The Story of the
Felix Fraenkel Family
- ...on the Web page of the Museum of the
Southern Jewish Experience, includes the following notes:
It was easy to confirm that our great-grandfather, Felix
Fraenkel, buried in the old Jewish cemetery in Baton Rouge, was born
in Rothbach in 1834. Great-grandfather Felix married Palmyre Dreyfus of Schlettstadt, Alsace. They had
seven children, all born in Baton Rouge.
- Doris and Henry Dreyfuss Memorial Study Center
- The New York Museum of Modern Art
includes a list of Art
Libraries and resources in New York City. The following item might be of
Cooper Hewitt Museum - Smithsonian Institution
Doris and Henry
Dreyfuss Memorial Study Center
2 East 91st St., NYC 10128
860-6883; fax (212) 860-6339
access By appointment
arts, textiles, wall coverings and design.
Rare books on related subjects. Papers of Donald
Dreyfuss, Ladislav Sutnar.
Questions, corrections and additions to Bill Firestone: email@example.com